Tired of Experiences: Embracing the Nothingness Beyond
Life is an unending series of experiences. Sometimes, we reach a point where we feel utterly exhausted, not just physically, but spiritually and mentally too. It’s in these moments Bentinho says, that we stand on the threshold of something profound.
Imagine you’re at a crossroads where every path seems worn out. This is when we start to feel a deep tiredness of experience itself. It’s not about a specific event or emotion; it’s a weariness of the whole cycle of experiences. It’s like looking at a vast sea and no longer wanting to swim.
But here’s the interesting part: in this weariness lies a hidden opportunity. When we stop chasing experiences, stop trying to fix or change our state, we start to touch upon a different reality. Bentinho describes this as stepping into a ‘stable nothingness.’ This isn’t about doing nothing; it’s about being unfed by the distractions around us.
In the Bible, there’s a verse that resonates deeply with this concept, from Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” This stillness isn’t about inactivity. It’s about finding a profound peace and understanding beyond the constant flux of life.
Bentinho differentiates between three kinds of nothingness: the concept of nothingness, the causal body nothingness, and the nothingness at the threshold of pure consciousness. Each represents a deeper level of detaching from our usual experience of reality.
When we cross these thresholds, what we find is not a void, but an ‘indescribable vast reality.’ It’s beyond the realm of our senses and minds. This state, hard to put into words, is like stepping through a portal where you leave behind all conventional ways of experiencing.
It’s important to note that this journey isn’t about negating experiences or life itself. It’s about recognizing and appreciating that there’s something beyond them. This understanding can bring a sense of liberation and a deeper appreciation for the experiences we do have.
In conclusion, when you feel tired of experiences, remember it’s not just fatigue. It’s an invitation to explore a deeper dimension of existence. It’s a call to embrace the ‘nothingness,’ which is not empty, but full of the vastness of what lies beyond.
“The greatest journey is the one that leads you home, and the truest homecoming is the one that reveals you were never lost.” – Bentinho Massaro
Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God.”
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12